New Report Outlines Benefits Of Implementing A Unified Security Budget

The Task Force for a Unified Security Budget, in conjunction with the Center for American Progress and the Institute for Policy Studies, today released a new report advocating a “unified security budget” — or considering security spending as a unified whole — and outlining steps to achieve it. The Task Force argues that the spending reductions to the Pentagon budget mandated by both parts of the debt deal — the $487 billion proposed by President Obama and the nearly $500 billion in military spending, all over 10 years — “is readily achievable with no sacrifice to our security” and provides recommendations on ways to improve “the current imbalance between the resources devoted to the military and nonmilitary components of our foreign and security policy.” Get the details here.